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It's a girl!

We found out today we're having a baby girl!! I'm SO EXCITED!!! We were hoping for a girl.

Everything looks great and the doctor says she is perfectly healthy. She's almost 21 weeks along now and is about 10 ounces.

Things are great with me too. Blood pressure is consistently 100/60 and I've gained 5 pounds so far. All of my bloodwork looks good too! We're halfway there! Due date is officially February 12th. 20 weeks to go!


21 weeks

Fun Times at the Fair!

Nathan loved petting the goats.


That's a big pumpkin!

He loved this car ride!


Zoom zoom!



Riding the carousel with Daddy.


We went to the Spokane County Fair today. The whole preschool went. Luckily, Jeremy and Laura both happened to have the day off, so Nathan had his whole entourage along with him.

Nathan LOVED the fair. The preschool kids meandered around before lunch looking at animals, fire trucks, science demonstrations etc. It was a lot of fun. Nathan particularly liked looking at the engines and old tractors. Of course he LOVED the animals as well. We saw all kinds of animals. Cows, horses, chickens, bunnies, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, geese, and turtles. Nathan liked the goats the most because he could pet them and they were very soft!

We had a sack lunch. Well, Nathan did. Jeremy and Laura and I had some yummy fair food. I had a delicious corn dog and a huckleberry scone. YUM! It's not every day you get food like that.

After lunch, we were free to go off on our own. We me…

Fall Means Woodchopping

We're "blessed" to live in an area with really cold winters and a lot of snow! Luckily for us, we have a great wood stove that keeps us toasty warm (oftentimes WAY too warm) and great neighbors who supply us with free wood.

The only downside to having a woodstove and free wood? You have to chop it all up into pieces. So Jeremy is going to spend a little bit of time every day chopping wood. This might seen like a waste of time, but HE looks at it as a great way to stay in shape! It's a lot of work! So although he might not be out running or lifting weights, he's getting a good workout.

Well, guess what? Jeremy's job is getting a little bit easier this year. He has help. A smaller version of Jeremy helps by taking a little wheelbarrow of bark and wheeling it to the back 40 to get it out of Daddy's way. Isn't that nice? And I, take another more sturdy wheelbarrow, load the chopped wood into it, and then stack it in a neat pile.

Family teamwork. What more…

New Table and Chairs

We bought a new table and chairs! For the last 7 years, we had been using an old hand-me-down set from my grandparents. It was finally decided we'd get a new one. I really like it! There are only 4 chairs that came with it, but we can get more if/when we need them. Our dining room is pretty small so the smaller table will work perfectly.



Nathan has been having fun playing at the new table! He loves to climb up there!




Our new little table. I would like to put something on the big blank wall, but don't know what to put there! I'm bad at decorating. Most of the walls in our house are empty!

Nathan's 1st Day of Preschool!

Nathan started preschool today. He'll be going twice a week for 2 hours. It's a Co-Op preschool so parents are very much involved. He's 2 and parents are required to be with their 2 year old at every class. This works great for us because I need to be there "hovering" at every snacktime and that wouldn't work at a pre-school where parents don't go every day.

He did GREAT! I was really surprised at how well he did. There are only three 2 year olds. All the other kids are 3 and 4. We put him in pre-school for the social aspect. He hasn't had a lot of interaction with many other children so this will be great for him. He sat pretty still on my lap for a long story and calendar time. I was very pleased with how well he did! The kids same some songs that Nathan obviously can't join in with yet but he seemed very interested.

Then, it was snack time. Nathan was SO EXCITED to sit at those little tables. The students all had to wash their hands and he was p…

We'll be warm this winter

We have a great next door neighbor. He owns some land out by Davenport and today he and a friend took Jeremy up there to cut some wood. They cut down one large pine tree and 2 smaller red fir. It ended up filling 3 trucks and 3 trailers. He's letting us HAVE all of this wood. We will be extra warm and toasty this winter! Jeremy is going to have a lot of wood chopping to do this fall, but it will keep him in shape and we'll save a lot on our electricity bill with all the free wood!

Nathan's doing something new and cute that I can't resist. When he wants me to do something, he'll walk over to me, say "Peeeez" (Please) and then kiss me on the cheek with a big adorable smile. I don't know how I'm ever going to say no! I'm also glad he's learned a new word.